Courtney Vandersloot hits D-I record
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot has become the first player in Division I history -- men or women -- with at least 2,000 points and 1,000 assists in her career.
Vandersloot already had the assist total, but reached the 2,000-point mark with her 10th point in Monday night's NCAA second-round game against UCLA. Vandersloot went scoreless for the first 13 minutes, but had eight at halftime and got the mark on a steal and layup with 12:24 left. She was given a long standing ovation and chant of "Courtney" by the sold out McCarthy Athletic Center that included former Gonzaga and Utah Jazz star John Stockton.
She had 1,085 assists heading into Monday's game.
Former Penn State star Suzie McConnell previously had the most points for any player with 1,000 assists after scoring 1,897 in her career. The most of any men's player with 1,000 assists was Bobby Hurley, who scored 1,731 points in his Duke career to go along with 1,076 assists.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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